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GIGABYTE Shows Off First Z87 Mini-ITX Motherboard

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  1. btarunr

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    GIGABYTE unveiled the first mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's upcoming Z87 Express chipset, ready for 4th generation Core "Haswell" processors in the LGA1150 package. The Z87N-WiFi from GIGABYTE takes advantage of the smaller package size of the Z87 PCH, to cram in every feature you'll need, on the space constrained form-factor. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin and 4-pin ATX connectors. It uses a 4-phase power supply for the CPU, which is wired to a pair of DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel memory, and a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The only other expansion slot is an mPCIe, populated by the board's WiFi card. Storage connectivity on the Z87N-WiFi includes four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, all from the PCH. A pair of HDMI connectors, and dual-link DVI make for its display connectivity. Two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 8-channel HD audio with optical SPDIF, six USB 3.0 ports (four rear, two by header), and 802.11ac WLAN make for the rest of it. The Z87N-WiFi could be part of the first wave of LGA1150 motherboards by GIGABYTE.

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    Looks pretty tightly filled. Wish dtx was more popular.
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    amd needs to add mini itx boards to the FX list. there arent any microatx even!
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    no onboard video/igpu, high power consumption and high heat output to name a few reasons. AFAIK AsRock has one but it can only support 95w tdp.
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    It's kinda hard to put a CPU socket, northbridge, southbridge, power circuitry, ports, and various other devices on such a small board. There not being any mATX is mainly because they are reserving that for Fusion platforms.
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    which model is that?
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    no msata

    the z77 and z68 boards had msata connectors but non of the z87 ones do. WTF (what the French toast)
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    I don't know of any. I doubt there is any.
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    Can it be plugged where the WiFi is? And why "the French toast"?
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    yes, as you can see it has a connector for a wifi antenna
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    You son of a biscuit eating bulldog! :laugh:
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    I just built a pc using the HA-87N-wifi itx board with an i5 4430 and it is an amazingly power little machine. Unfortunately its not mine though. :banghead: so I have to give it back. Great little board with just the right amount of connectors etc. Pretty sure it is the same as the Z87 without the OCability.

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